It’s Military Appreciation month and with Memorial Day and the Fourth of July approaching, we wanted to let you bartenders, mixologists, retail shop owners, and restaurateurs, know that you can support America’s heroes by buying and serving wines and spirits made by or in supportive of, military veterans.
LibDib is proud to say that we now have 21 products made for/supporting veterans. We’ve even created a “Military Appreciation” category to make shopping for these products easy.
These craft spirits and small production wines are amazing. They are hand-crafted. Made by small business owners. Made in small batches. They are exactly the types of products your customers want.
So, if you’re into supporting veterans, take a moment to check out these craft Makers on LibDib:
Desert Door Distillery - Original Sotol - Started by three military veterans, from different military branches, Desert Door is a craft distiller of a premium and unique Texas spirit known as Texas sotol. Their liquor is made from the sotol plant which they wild-harvest all across Texas, from Driftwood to Marfa. Sotol was the first alcoholic beverage ever consumed by humans in Texas 800 years ago, and the plant has been in use for over 13,000 years. Their sotol is smoother than whiskey, less smokey than mezcal, and it doesn’t burn like tequila.
Willie’s Distillery - Montana Moonshine, Honey Moonshine, Huckleberry Sweet Cream Liqueur - Born in a small town of 900 residents in southwestern Montana, Willie’s Distillery was established in 2010 with a simple goal in mind: create brands and products that embody the independent spirit and authenticity of the American West while supporting its local economy and residents. Founders Willie and Robin Blazer showcase local ingredients, regional flavor, and even friends and neighbors in their hometown to proudly produce world-class spirits. Willie, originally hailing from Appalachian moonshine country in western North Carolina, is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and U.S. Forest Service, serving as an Army Ranger, Special Forces Medic, Hotshot Wildland Firefighter and Smokejumper.
Cocktail Recipe - Old Glory
Courtesy of Freedom Whiskey Company - for more recipes visit Freedom’s recipe page
- 2x Shots of Freedom Bourbon
- 1 oz Sweet Lime Juice (Rose's preferred)
- 3 small splashes of Ginger Ale
Mix and pour over ice. The sweet and smoky bourbon burn goes down the gullet flawlessly with a perfect hint of lime tang and the wonderful sweet flavor of some good ol' fashioned Ginger Ale. Be careful-- a double shot of Freedom is a double shot of Freedom! Drink responsibly.